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Ore-Ida Celebrates 60 Years of the Original Tater Tots® Potatoes

by Bill Sweeney

Tater Tot Imitators

Seriously…can you say that you DO NOT like Tater Tots? I very highly doubt that you can say that with a straight face and clean conscience if you do. Well, if you can believe it, Ore-Ida® Tater Tots® are celebrating six decades on the American table. A family favorite for generations, the Tater Tots brand will commemorate the anniversary the only way it knows how – with originality, quality and flavor.

Back in the 1950s, the Griggs brothers – the founding fathers of Ore-Ida – were seeking ways to more fully utilize the potatoes grown for their booming french fry business. From their experiments with the excess potato slivers from the fry making production, Tater Tots potatoes were born. To this day, Tater Tots are made from only fresh American-grown potatoes and baked to achieve the perfect balance of a crispy outside and fluffy potato inside.

Sloppy Tots

Sloppy Tots

Tater Tots are pretty much awesome, with so many ways to eat up the little buggers…perfect as a side dish, appetizer or snack. And…the kids adore them, which, let’s just say, is not always the most attainable feat. As with so much else it seems, the Tater Tots potato is becoming a bit of a trendy, dare I say upscale, treat inspiring culinary dishes from bacon jalapeno tots to Sloppy Tots to Totchos with fresh pico de gallo and innovative toppers like aioli, bleu cheese and coriander.

Totchos OreIda


Although many imitators have appeared on the scene over the years, we know that not all tots are created equal. Ore-Ida is the only brand that can lay claim to the brand, making its

To celebrate the anniversary, look out for the following from Ore-Ida like New 60th anniversary packaging will be on shelves from July 2014 through November 2014, as well as fantastic new ideas for dressing up your Tater Tots potatoes, featured on the Ore-Ida website and Pinterest.

For more on Ore-Ida Tater Tots potatoes, including other recipes, tips and promotions, see www.OreIda.com.

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Ore-Ida Celebrates 60 Years of the Original Tater Tots® Potatoes was last modified: September 2nd, 2014 by Bill Sweeney

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